Monday, October 12, 2015

Mom's Caramel Corn (Vegan)

Mom's Caramel Popcorn (Vegan)

About 25 years ago, my sister was in a club called "Mothers' Group." One of the activities they did each meeting was having a snack, and sending each member home with a copy of the recipe. I often went with her, and this was one of the recipes that was shared. It became a family favorite, and I often made it for our Mom - who loved it. Hence the title "Mom's Caramel Corn."  Today would have been Mom's Birthday - so I thought this was the perfect time to share a favorite recipe of hers.

I veganized the recipe, but it still tastes the same.

Mom's Caramel Corn

Put 15 cups popped corn in a very large pan, or in 2 9x13 pans
Expect to use about 2 1/2 to three bags of popcorn if you prepare yours the way I prepare mine)

Heat in Caramel Syrup in saucepan over medium heat 
until bubbles form on surface, stirring frequently:
1 cup Brown Sugar
½ cup Vegan Buttery Spread, such as Earth Balance (recipe originally called for Dairy Butter)
¼ cup Light Corn Syrup
½ tsp Salt
Remove from heat and stir in
½ tsp Baking Soda (this will significantly lighten the color of the caramel as you stir it in)

Pour Caramel Syrup over Popped Popcorn in Pans, 

Bake 200 degrees Fahrenheit 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes to break up clumps and evenly coat corn. This step crisps the caramel on the corn.

Cool briefly (just so it doesn't burn anyone) & munch! This is exceptionally good while still warm, but you won't be disappointed with it when it's cold, either ; )


  1. My mother used to make this, it was such a treat :) Thank you!

  2. Awesome! And YUM! I have found a few kettle corns over the summer that happened to be vegan at events and fairs! It's awesome to see more and more foods out and about at these places that happened to be vegan :) YAY!

  3. This looks SO good! Thanks for sharing with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I hope you can join us again this week.

  4. Yum. Caramel corn is great. Thanks for linking up on my Gluten Free Christmas Treats link up!


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